Following his winning League Cup final goal for Birmingham in 2011, his name will haunt Arsenal supporters' nightmares—though, perhaps unexpectedly, his 28 Premier League goals were all scored for Newcastle. The now-34-year-old joined St. James' Park from Inter, where he scored precisely the same number of Serie A goals as he did at Chelsea. He now has three consecutive seasons with 30 or more goals.
Newcastle's record signing at £14 million earned him the nickname "Cashala" from fans who felt he was getting an unfair advantage over his opponents by being able to call on Andy Carroll's services. His impact at St. James' Park was immediate as he helped the Magpies avoid relegation on the last day of the season. He finished as the club's highest scorer with 31 goals.
Carroll's strike rate is good but not great - only Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sergio Aguero have scored more league goals over the past five seasons. However, what makes Carroll special is his ability to score in some unusual ways. He is second only to Ibrahimovic in terms of having won the most aerial challenges in the Premier League with 170 wins out of 333 attempts. This means he is always available in front of the opposition's defense when they need a goal the least.
Other notable names on this list include Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, and Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Rooney scored the game-winning goal as a 16-year-old, beating England goalie David Seaman and ending Arsenal's 30-match undefeated streak. The strike also established a new record for the Premier League's youngest goal scorer. Rooney became the first player to score at age 16 years and 297 days.
The youngest player ever to score in the Premier League was Daniel Welbeck in the fifth minute of injury time against Sunderland on 15 October 2013. He did this while playing for FA Cup finalists Arsenal, who were losing 1-0 at the time. The Gunners went on to win the match 3-1.
Welbeck is not the only young gun at Arsenal, with 19-year-old Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring his first goal for the club in that same game. Aubameyang is the younger brother of Borussia Dortmund striker Marco Antonio "Gaston" Aubameyang. The pair grew up together and played for their country France youth teams before pursuing professional football careers separately. Gaston joined Arsenal in January 2015 after leaving Bordeaux for financial reasons. He has since made an impact at the club and has been named UEFA Champions League Player of the Month twice.
Aubameyang has already won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup, and one Coppa Italia with Arsenal.
The Frenchman's 17 Premier League goals helped Manchester United finish third on the last day of the season and return to the Champions League. In the process, the former Monaco striker became the eighth different player in Premier League history to score 50 goals for the most successful team in English top flight history.